Things are returning to normal gradually. I’m back to my weekly session working on bird specimens. I botched an Evening Grosbeak this week, so he ended up being parts instead of a skin. Still, that was a good lesson in itself.
The Evening Grosbeak has the most beautiful, soft olive color. I wished I could take him home for some color studies in my sketchbook. Perhaps they will let me check one out later.
One thing I really enjoy about these sessions is the details you can see that are near impossible to see in a live bird.
Something I never knew about the cedar waxwing.
Of course, there is always something interesting to see in Matt's workshop.